Turtle Island - The ‘Blue Lagoon’ island lures you back


by Philip Tetley Jones May 16, 2016

If you remember a young Brooke Shields playing the part of a teenage castaway, you’ve glimpsed Turtle Island. This impossibly idyllic isle in Fiji’s Yasawa group was the setting for The Blue Lagoon movie back in 1980. 

The film was a global smash, and the location where it was filmed has done pretty well too. It’s the site of one of Fiji’s most exclusive resorts, a private island with 14 Bures and 14 beaches. That’s right – there’s a beach for every couple. It may be a boutique-sized offshore resort but you’re never going to feel crowded.

Getting there is easy. Turtle Island provides a private transfer service from Nadi Airport as well as seaplane transfer. Once you’re there you can put away your wallet because everything’s included. Go horse riding or sea kayaking, try your hand at paddle boarding or wind surfing, or head below the waves on a snorkelling or scuba diving adventure. When the sun goes down, the candles are lit and a dinner party is held at a range of locations around the island – from the tip of Mt Ford to the middle of a beach. The Champagne and conversation flows while you enjoy Pacific Rim cuisine and fresh produce from the resort’s own gardens.

All this suggests a romantic paradise for couples, and it’s true Turtle Island is reserved for couples, apart from a few periods during the year when family bookings are taken. The natural beauty of the setting is picture-perfect for an intimate holiday à deux. Add a few sessions at the island’s Vonu Spa, with its frangipani fragrances and traditional Fijian bolo healing massage, and you’ll return home rejuvenated and ready for anything. 

Turtle Island has put together an exclusive Winter Escape package to lure you in. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the romance and luxury of The Blue Lagoon. Chances are you’ll be back – over 60% of all guests return for a second stay.  




Philip Tetley Jones
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